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GMC teases the Crabwalk mode of the new electric Hummer

Presentation on October 20th

33w ago

The presentation of the new electric GMC Hummer is fast approaching. To keep us waiting until October 20, the American brand continues to tease the vehicle by gradually unveiling its new features. Today, the new Hummer acts like a crab.

Maneuverability is obviously a crucial point to evolve serenely off-road. Ford recently introduced the Bronco's Trail Turn Assist, which drastically reduces its turning radius on sand. Rivian has an even more impressive system, the Tank Turn that allows its pickup truck to do a 360° turn.

The future GMC Hummer will have a more simplistic equipment that should still be effective in many situations. This is the Crabwalk which, as its name suggests, will allow the vehicle to move like a crab, diagonally, by turning all four wheels in the same direction.

We can also see the top of the new pickup truck in the teaser. We can distinguish the famous removable roof in several parts. The infotainment screen also appears stealthily on the video, with various menus in the form of sleek icons.

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Comments (15)

  • Yeah, I don't get this. I saw this post and commented elsewhere that it seems like a gimmick. The reply is that is would be good for off-roading. I would like to see that. I can't picture how this would be practical. Hopefully they show us.

      7 months ago
  • Sooo... they just made a render.

      7 months ago
  • GM has had rear steering like that forever. I worked on it in early 2000s. But the parallel steering - the crawl - was always intended for high speed highway driving, so a heavy and long car would just slide between lanes.

    For low speed maneuverability you'd get the opposite - front wheels go right, rears go left.

    I'd like to see how this crawl mode helps off-road. Me thinks, the rear wheels will be hitting exactly that which the front wheels have just gone around.

      7 months ago
  • I wish it had a Duramax lol

      7 months ago
  • Yes I don’t really get it. I mean I get it but, just why?

      7 months ago
    • I think it’s for rock crawling. It is completely impractical on road, but this would really help while crawling

        7 months ago
    • I think it's the opposite. This is very useful on the highway, but I struggle to come up with a use case off-road

        7 months ago